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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1882
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1831
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Shawn Marion 1757
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Paul Pierce 1711
23. Metta World Peace 1689
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Chris Paul 1622
  Hersey Hawkins 1622
29. Eddie Jones 1620
30. Rod Strickland 1616
31. Mark Jackson 1608
32. Terry Porter 1583
33. Doc Rivers 1563
34. Larry Bird* 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. LeBron James 1540
38. Jeff Hornacek 1536
39. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
41. Andre Miller 1526
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Jason Terry 1462
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. George McGinnis 1448
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. Andre Iguodala 1392
54. David Robinson* 1388
55. Bobby Jones 1387
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Mike Gale 1349
62. Rickey Green 1348
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. Dwyane Wade 1330
65. Vince Carter 1316
  T.R. Dunn 1316
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. George Gervin* 1283
71. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Gerald Wallace 1198
  Ray Williams 1198
87. Chris Webber 1197
88. Dan Majerle 1194
89. Manu Ginobili 1189
90. Norm Nixon 1187
91. Shawn Kemp 1185
92. Monta Ellis 1173
93. Mike Bibby 1172
94. Calvin Murphy* 1165
95. Jack Sikma 1162
96. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
97. Robert Horry 1158
98. Jay Humphries 1153
99. Chris Ford 1152
100. Caron Butler 1149
  Fred Brown 1149
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
107. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Brian Taylor 1106
116. Sam Perkins 1105
117. Rick Barry* 1104
118. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
119. Larry Hughes 1092
120. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
122. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
125. Kevin Johnson 1082
126. Michael Adams 1081
127. Buck Williams 1080
128. Tom Gugliotta 1079
129. Derrick McKey 1072
  Dirk Nowitzki 1072
131. Alex English* 1067
132. Johnny Newman 1064
133. Sam Cassell 1058
134. Lionel Hollins 1053
135. Chauncey Billups 1051
136. Michael Cage 1050
137. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
138. Antawn Jamison 1048
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. Josh Smith 1039
142. Rajon Rondo 1036
143. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
145. Mickey Johnson 1025
146. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
148. Johnny Moore 1017
149. Avery Johnson 1007
150. John Drew 1004
151. Trevor Ariza 1000
  Danny Manning 1000
153. Sam Lacey 999
154. Paul Pressey 997
155. Michael Finley 996
156. Jason Richardson 993
157. Foots Walker 992
158. Craig Ehlo 989
  Jamal Crawford 989
160. Shane Battier 988
161. Dell Curry 985
162. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
164. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
166. Robert Reid 973
167. Tim Duncan 970
168. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
170. Slick Watts 961
171. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
173. Brent Barry 955
  Kirk Hinrich 955
175. Damon Stoudamire 953
176. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
178. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
180. Joe Johnson 945
  Raymond Felton 945
182. Adrian Dantley* 944
183. Dan Issel* 943
184. Dudley Bradley 940
185. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
187. Fatty Taylor 935
188. Jason Williams 933
189. Darrell Griffith 931
190. Elton Brand 929
  Allen Leavell 929
192. Vern Fleming 926
193. Sidney Moncrief 924
194. Tony Allen 922
  Spud Webb 922
196. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
199. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  Tony Parker 912
  John Long 912
203. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
205. Carmelo Anthony 908
206. Gerald Wilkins 907
207. Joe Dumars* 902
208. Steve Nash 899
209. Kenyon Martin 893
210. Marques Johnson 888
211. Greg Anthony 887
  Mike Conley 887
213. Tom Chambers 885
214. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
216. Nene Hilario 881
217. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
218. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
220. Greg Ballard 877
221. Bryon Russell 874
222. Earl Watson 873
223. Larry Nance 872
224. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
226. Rodney Rogers 868
227. Bernard King* 866
228. Elvin Hayes* 864
229. Rudy Gay 860
  Mark Price 860
231. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
233. Detlef Schrempf 856
234. Bo Outlaw 855
235. Paul Millsap 853
236. Vinnie Johnson 852
237. Lamar Odom 848
238. Larry Steele 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
241. Russell Westbrook 842
242. Otis Thorpe 840
243. Billy Knight 834
244. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
246. Rory Sparrow 828
247. Glenn Robinson 826
248. Kevin Edwards 825
249. Ron Boone 823
250. Gary Grant 821
  Ted McClain 821

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1882
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1831
17. Shawn Marion 1757
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Paul Pierce 1711
21. Metta World Peace 1689
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Chris Paul 1622
  Hersey Hawkins 1622
27. Eddie Jones 1620
28. Rod Strickland 1616
29. Mark Jackson 1608
30. Terry Porter 1583
31. Doc Rivers 1563
32. Larry Bird* 1556
33. Doug Christie 1555
34. Nate McMillan 1544
35. LeBron James 1540
36. Jeff Hornacek 1536
37. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
39. Andre Miller 1526
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Julius Erving* 1508
42. Reggie Miller* 1505
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Jason Terry 1462
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. Jerome Kersey 1439
48. Tim Hardaway 1428
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. Andre Iguodala 1392
52. David Robinson* 1388
53. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
54. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
56. Derek Fisher 1352
57. Charles Oakley 1351
58. Rickey Green 1348
59. Quinn Buckner 1337
60. Dwyane Wade 1330
61. T.R. Dunn 1316
  Vince Carter 1316
63. Latrell Sprewell 1294
64. Alvan Adams 1289
65. Vlade Divac 1288
66. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
  Gerald Wallace 1198
81. Chris Webber 1197
82. Dan Majerle 1194
83. Manu Ginobili 1189
84. Norm Nixon 1187
85. Shawn Kemp 1185
86. Monta Ellis 1173
87. Mike Bibby 1172
88. Calvin Murphy* 1165
89. Jack Sikma 1162
90. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
92. Robert Horry 1158
93. Jay Humphries 1153
94. Chris Ford 1152
95. Caron Butler 1149
  Fred Brown 1149
97. Horace Grant 1143
98. Terrell Brandon 1142
99. Sedale Threatt 1138
100. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
102. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
104. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
105. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
107. Rashard Lewis 1115
108. Nick Anderson 1114
109. Stephen Jackson 1109
110. Sam Perkins 1105
111. Rick Barry* 1104
112. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
113. Larry Hughes 1092
114. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
116. Moses Malone* 1089
117. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
120. Kevin Johnson 1082
121. Michael Adams 1081
122. Buck Williams 1080
123. Tom Gugliotta 1079
124. Derrick McKey 1072
  Dirk Nowitzki 1072
126. Alex English* 1067
127. Johnny Newman 1064
128. Sam Cassell 1058
129. Lionel Hollins 1053
130. Chauncey Billups 1051
131. Michael Cage 1050
  Bobby Jones 1050
133. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
134. Antawn Jamison 1048
135. Darwin Cook 1044
136. James Worthy* 1041
137. Josh Smith 1039
138. Rajon Rondo 1036
139. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
141. Mickey Johnson 1025
142. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
144. Johnny Moore 1017
145. Avery Johnson 1007
146. John Drew 1004
147. Trevor Ariza 1000
  Danny Manning 1000
149. Sam Lacey 999
150. Paul Pressey 997
151. Michael Finley 996
152. Jason Richardson 993
153. Foots Walker 992
154. Jamal Crawford 989
  Craig Ehlo 989
156. Shane Battier 988
157. Dell Curry 985
158. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
160. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
162. Robert Reid 973
163. Tim Duncan 970
164. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
166. Slick Watts 961
167. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
169. Brent Barry 955
  Kirk Hinrich 955
171. Damon Stoudamire 953
172. Mike Woodson 952
173. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
175. Raymond Felton 945
  Joe Johnson 945
177. Adrian Dantley* 944
178. George Gervin* 941
179. Dudley Bradley 940
180. Gerald Henderson 939
181. Jason Williams 933
182. Darrell Griffith 931
183. Allen Leavell 929
  Elton Brand 929
185. Vern Fleming 926
186. Sidney Moncrief 924
187. George McGinnis 923
188. Tony Allen 922
  Spud Webb 922
190. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
193. Tony Parker 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
197. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
199. Carmelo Anthony 908
200. Gerald Wilkins 907
201. Joe Dumars* 902
202. Steve Nash 899
203. Kenyon Martin 893
204. Marques Johnson 888
205. Greg Anthony 887
  Mike Conley 887
207. Tom Chambers 885
208. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
210. Nene Hilario 881
211. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
212. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
214. Greg Ballard 877
215. Bryon Russell 874
216. Earl Watson 873
217. Larry Nance 872
218. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
220. Rodney Rogers 868
221. Bernard King* 866
222. Elvin Hayes* 864
223. Mark Price 860
  Rudy Gay 860
225. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
227. Detlef Schrempf 856
228. Bo Outlaw 855
229. Paul Millsap 853
230. Vinnie Johnson 852
231. Lamar Odom 848
232. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
235. Russell Westbrook 842
236. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
238. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
240. Rory Sparrow 828
241. Glenn Robinson 826
242. Kevin Edwards 825
243. Gary Grant 821
244. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
245. Thaddeus Young 818
  Juwan Howard 818
247. George Lynch 817
  Pooh Richardson 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
250. Luke Ridnour 813
  Rafer Alston 813

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. George Adams 88
  Joe Hamilton 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Bob Netolicky 37
  Monte Towe 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Roy Ebron 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Henry Ward 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Ron King 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Paul Stovall 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Collis Temple 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Mike Lewis 0